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Koobazaur

Member Since 03 Apr 2003
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 12:57 PM

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In Topic: Blade Runner-ish city mood not working, could use some direction

16 August 2016 - 11:02 AM

Thanks for the feedback and pictures, very useful to non-artist myself :)


In Topic: GATHER: Crappy browser game about leading minions & harvesting sacrifice...

16 August 2016 - 10:55 AM

Thanks! Both my browser games now got complimented on art. While I cannot take credit for the free art assets I used, I did spend a lot of time researching pieces that fit and tweaking them in photoshop a little :) 


In Topic: GATHER: Crappy browser game about leading minions & harvesting sacrifice...

14 August 2016 - 12:53 PM

The biggest failing, and most valuable lesson is now clear. I hoped to evoke a sense of wonder to make the players experiment and learn via trial and error only using non-verbal communication panels (deliberate design limitation). Clearly, this didn't work and ended up confusing / frustrating players. Instead of wanting to discover the world and its mechanics, they felt aimless.
 
However, I am not sure if it's a problem of initial motivation, not making the mechanics engaging/rewarding in themselves (like in other sandbox games), or simply needing to spell out things more clearly. Any thoughts on that?

In Topic: Ups

19 February 2016 - 01:08 AM

In my experience, Acer does tend to be a little on the cheaply built side.

In my experience, Acer does tend to be a little on the cheaply built side.


I actually bought an Acer laptop recently during the Black Friday sales and while it does feel like cheap plastic a bit, I've been really happy with it so far. Like the keyboard layout much better than Asus.

But no access to back-end to swap RAM / HDDs is a bit of a bummer!

In Topic: Question about Twitch hivemind

19 February 2016 - 12:57 AM

I think its kind of a "give enough monkeys a typewriter..." scenario - it may take ages but the hivemined can beat it if its determined. Still, impressive given the real-time stuff required by Dark Souls. Was it a bot or human controlling it? I almost find it hard to believe in this case.

A more important question: Why would people WANT to do spend half their day doing that :| ?

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